Martin takes Porsche driver of year title

Motor-racing ace Will Martin has claimed Porsche Carrera Cup GB Driver of the Year Honours.

Will Martin marks one of his 2020 successes / Picture: Dan Bathie
Will Martin marks one of his 2020 successes / Picture: Dan Bathie

Following the season finale at Brands Hatch, Battle-based Martin was awarded the Sacred Cafe Driver of the Year award.

It comes at the end of an impressive rookie campaign which saw the Carrera Cup GB driver take a maiden victory at Thruxton and five additional podium finishes.

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“I am extremely honoured to have had such a successful rookie year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB and to my surprise it didn’t go unnoticed,” said the East Sussex racer, speaking as he collected his championship trophies from the impressive Tunbridge Porsche Centre.

“I was elated to be crowned ‘Sacred Driver of the year’.

“I am very grateful for this award and obviously for my sponsors Lining Division, MT Drains, Proceed Group, Trenchline Utilities and my family for their support this year!”

Competing against a strong field of newcomers in another ultra competitive year for the championship, Martin was also runner-up in the rookie category in 2020.

The 17-year-old racer is hoping to announce his 2021 racing plans soon.